What is the biggest consumer data breach of all-time?
The answer may surprise you.
According to an anonymous whistleblower, there are five companies that have hacked into a massive database of financial data from more than 100 million Americans, including their social security numbers, addresses, date of birth, and more.
The Wall Street Journal broke the story on Tuesday.
The list includes Wells Fargo, Equifax, Equinix, Experian, and TransUnion.
According the report, the data was accessed in the summer of 2017 and the hackers have not been caught yet.
The financial institutions are being targeted by hackers because of the data they store.
The data was reportedly stored on the servers of a major bank.
The report states that the breach has also affected Equifax.
The Wells Fargo hack was reported by the Associated Press on Tuesday, and a spokesperson for the bank confirmed to Business Insider that the bank is aware of the breach.
The Equifax breach was also confirmed by the AP.
According a spokesperson with Wells Fargo in an email to Business Buzz, the bank’s investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The hack is believed to have originated from a company called Equifax Security, which is owned by Equifax and is based in Georgia.
The spokesperson also stated that Equifax has already taken steps to prevent any further data breach.
However, the company’s website says that “we take any incident involving data and security very seriously.”